Information for Parents
On this page we have provided some important information for parents on school times, school rules, packed lunches, food dudes policies, organisations in the area that you may be interested in or you might find useful.
Réalt Na Mara Girls NS School times are as follows:
9.10am: School begins
1.50pm:School finishes for Junior/Senior Infants
2.50pm: School finishes for First-Sixth Class
School Calendar 2022-2023
Advice for Parents
Nut Free Zone
Please remember that Réalt na Mara G.N.S is a peanut free zone. We have pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not bring any peanuts, tree nuts or any food containing nuts (including Manhattan Popcorn and Nature Valley Bars) into the school. Please ensure your child washes their hands and brushes their teeth before entering the school if they have been in contact with peanuts or tree nuts that day.
Lunch is an important meal for school going children. Please click on the link below for tips on providing a healthy lunch for your child.
Please click on the link for a list of prayers:
The following is a list of our school rules:
Meath Job Club
Meath Job Club is a free service for unemployed job seekers offering practical advice and support on how to get a job. The weekly drop-in service takes place in the Family Resource Centre, Triton Rd, Bettystown.
Please click on the link below for information on their weekly drop-in service:
Meath Job Club
Food Dude Ideas
Please click on link below for Ideas and Tips on the second phase of Food Dudes.
Tips and Ideas
Primary Language Curriculum Information
Click on below link for more information.
Primary Language Curriculum
For a list of all School Policies, please go to 'About us' and then the 'Policies' section of this website.
Rainbows Ireland provides group support for children experiencing grief and loss following a breavement, parental separation and relationship breakdown. The nine week programmes supports the rebuilding of self-esteem, trust, confidence and resilience. Rainbows is a free service, funded by Tusla in local communities. For more information please see www.rainbowsireland.ie or telephone 01-4734175.
Laytown/Bettystown Family Res Centre
We here, at the Family Resource Centre, offer a range of supports and services. Please feel free to drop in for a chat and join us in a safe, confidential and friendly environment.
Services available are:
(Birth- 12 months)
Parents and Babies Programme: Parents learn how to help their babies feel loved, safe, and secure. They also learn to encourage their babies’ physical and language development.
(1-6 years) Early Years Programme
A practical and positive parenting course promoting confidence, learning and good behaviour in young children aged 1 to 6 years.
(1-10 years) Swings and Slides
This peer support programme focuses on the physical, social, emotional and mental well-being of both parents and children. It builds on skills as playing with your child, talking and listening, positive discipline and health promotion.
(Adolescents) Parents Plus
This is a practical and positive guide to managing behaviour problems and promoting children's learning and confidence aged 11 to 16 years.
For more information see: www.crannsupportgroup.ie/Laytownfamilyresourcecentre or telephone 041-9812230/ 0876443364
Websites and Apps
List of useful websites and apps
Pick and choose ones that best suit your child.
For some helpful tips please consult the NCCA website ->http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Parents/
This will outline the curriculum in all subjects and highlights what is taught at each class level. It can also explain assessment and what standardised tests and sten scores are.